SENATE JUDICIARY: Obamacare not an enumerated power
Congress exceeded its constitutional limits with health care lawRead more »
Unanimous: Obama Budget Defeated 414-0
In a rare instance of bipartisanship, President Barack Obama's reckless $3.6 trillion budget for next year was defeated 414-0 late last night on the House Floor.
Republicans said Democrats were afraid to vote for Obama's proposed tax increases and extra spending for energy and welfare. Democrats said Republicans had forced a vote on a version of Obama's budget that contained only its numbers, not the policies he would use to achieve them.Read more »
50 Random Facts That Make You Wonder What In The World Has Happened To AmericaRead more »
Hours before unemployment officials were to determine whether he was physically fit for work, an Austrian man sawed off his left foot with an electric saw, Austrian broadcaster ORF reported. The 56-year-old man had just learned that his benefits could be slashed if he did not accept work found for him, the Daily Mail reported. He reportedly placed the severed foot in a wood stove to make sure doctors could not reattach it to his leg. Meticulous, perhaps, but possibly not a success. Url may still qualify for work despite the amputation, the Daily Mail reported.Read more »
Around the country and the world educators are starting to enforce best friend bans, instead encouraging kids to have large groups of friends. The educators don't care if parents are fine with their kids having a best friend, or psychologists warnings that not going through the best friends experience can stunt the development of children. They think this is better.Read more »
Schools in Brazil have started to place computer chips in school uniforms to keep track of pupils and reduce truancy.Read more »
UK to consider bill to set minimum price for alcohol. The Guardian article doesn't even mention the possible unintended consequence of partiers opting for other drugs which may do more harm. They talk about it not being a way for grocery stores to increase profits -- pub owners and clubs however should benefit by the decreased cost difference.Read more »
Early on Thursday, lawmakers in New York approved a bill that will make the state the first to require DNA samples from almost all convicted criminals — and make its DNA database one of the largest in the nation.Read more »
A budget battle in New Jersey's capital city has some extremely unpleasant fallout, including a toilet paper shortage at police headquarters, fire stations, senior centers and municipal offices. Supplies have been dwindling down to almost nothing in the months since a spending fight broke out among the City Council in November over a $42,000 spending request for a year's supply of paper products, including toilet paper. “I’m embarrassed,” the Council president said.Read more »
When you think of an abusive relationship, what adjectives come to mind? Controlling? Violent? Humiliating? Jealous? Obsessive? Go figure, it doesn’t take a huge stretch of the imagination to apply these same adjectives to many of the world’s governments...Read more »
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